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  • Playing Against the Offense

    “You’re offended? So what? No, really. So what?” Even without the context of this line, it sounds intimidating, verging on blunt dismissal. This is from commentator Charles Sykes’ “50 Rules Kids Won’t Learn in School.”

  • A Take On Drinking, Partying & Co.

    I find that there’s a breed of revelation that’s not so much a new groundbreaking piece of knowledge as a sort of coming-to-be whereby one realizes explicitly (and sometimes abashedly) something fairly obvious that has been fermenting under one’s nose for quite a while.

  • Do You Want To Go Out For Coffee?

    We all know the feeling. You desperately want to spend time with them, but are running out of excuses.

  • Letter to the Editors

    The  January 17th editorial in the Carletonian criticized CSA spending practices, but ignored the steps CSA has taken to fix those very practices. At the heart of the editorial was a failure to understand the structure of the CSA account.

  • Kondabolu Roast Carletonian like Tofu

    My worst typo fears were realized this past Saturday when renowned comedian Hari Kondabolu unfurled a copy of the Carletonian onstage during a stand-up show at Carleton’s concert hall.

  • Daniel Alabi ‘14 – Abuja, Nigeria

    My sister went to Grinnell and she graduated last year, and she loved Grinnell a lot. I just had to apply to a school that was close enough to Grinnell, but then, a little...higher. And so I was like, Carleton’s a good school, right? And I just applied.

  • Zeenath Kahn ‘17 – Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

    My mom is from Minnesota and my dad is from Pakistan, so I was born in Pakistan. I lived there for a couple of years and moved to Saudi Arabia. I would move back and forth, but most of my life I lived in Saudi Arabia.

  • Emma Rossby ‘17 - Sigtuna, Sweden

    Most students stay in Sweden, some go to the UK. But I have some friends in the US. My last two years of school, I ended up switching to an English-speaking IB program. I wanted to do liberal arts.

  • Pat Chirathivat ‘16 - Bangkok, Thailand

    I was born in Bangkok, Thailand, and I grew up in a Thai system school until I was in 8th grade. Then I decided to move to a boarding school in Hawaii because I thought that the education was too competitive for me...personally, I don’t like competing with people.

  • Let’s Start Talking About Mental Health

    When I came to Carleton as a freshman, I was excited to be entering a living environment supportive of my identity as a gay man for the first time.

  • Getting Around the Advising Issue

    When’s the last time you considered mission statement of our college? (Yes, we have one.) One section states this: “The College’s aspiration is to prepare students to lead lives of learning that are broadly rewarding, professionally satisfying, and of service to humanity.”

  • Reflecting on Pain and Privilege

    I would like to respond to Eli Robiner’s article in the last issue of the Carletonian titled, “Where’s the Compassion?: Reflections on Human Privilege.”